Dal Soup

Yum! This is one of our staples. Lentils are cheap. We buy a big bag of rice from Costco (this is Basmati, which tastes better than jasmine, from our local food co-op), diced tomatoes from Costco, and coconut milk by the case from the co-op to save some costs. The recipe comes from our friend Kelsey’s book, Vegetarian Cooking by Fiona Biggs.

Ingredients:

2 T butter (I use canola oil, because Earth Balance is pricey!)
2 or more garlic cloves, crushed or sliced
1 onion (we use less, and I used flakes this time, because we were out of onion. Good results!)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
2 lbs 4 oz (2 14 oz cans works) canned, chopped toms & juice
1 cup lentils (green is the way to go, because red get mushy)
2 tsp lemon juice
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock (or whatever stock or bouillon is lying around)
1 1/4 cups coconut milk (1 14 oz can)
salt and pepper to taste
serve with naan, white or brown rice

Process:

Melt butter (or heat oil), add garlic and onion and saute 2-3 minutes. Add turmeric, garam masala, chili powder, and cumin. Stir in tomatoes, lentils, lemon juice, stock, and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, ~30 minutes until lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

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About Rabi

I have gluten sensitivity (different than an allergy, or Celiac Disease) and lactose intolerance. I am constantly learning new cooking techniques and love to cook and bake. My goal is to combine sustainable, ethically grown and raised food into recipes that are visually appealing, healthy and repeatable by visitors to the blog. Thanks for reading!

6 thoughts on “Dal Soup

  1. Made this again tonight for the 10th time. 80 degrees in Kansas City yesterday and now snowing (2+ inches and continuing) and 32 degrees today. My daughter and her husband are crazy about it too. Thanks again for a great recipe!

    • Glad to hear that this recipe has hit home for you! It’s a staple in our rotation as well. I’m in the process of narrowing down a “short list” of winner dinners that are easy to make during a busy week. I hope to add these to the blog soon. Hope you don’t get any more snow, it’s time for spring flowers!

  2. Pingback: Naan | Gluten Free Mountain Man

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